Monday, February 16, 2015

Busy {glittered} hands

I didn't want to post anything until I chose the winner for the three cards
from my Grow Your Blog post. 
Once again, congratulations, Erin Houghton!  I hope you enjoy them.

Lots and lots of doilies, hearts and flowers, glitter, reds and pinks - Valentines.
Here's a peek at what went out this year.  First up is one for Lisa.

James gave his wife and his mother a card ... how sweet is that?
Bettcha the first one is for his wife.
Yep - am sure of it.

You have my heart
for my whole life.

... and his mother is the one he holds dear. 
 Another man gave his mother a card.
Last year he gave her a rose bush and now here's her rose.
How thoughtful, right?
Glenda gave her motorcycle rider this one.
Quite apropos!
Norma got her white roses again.
No pinks or reds for this card.
Sandi loves the color orange.
If you have ever been in their home, you would never doubt this statement.
And I just found out her new craft room is turquoise!!!
For it was not into my ear you whispered,
but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed,
but my soul.

... and Pete is loved.
Lou finally has his sweet valentine home after a two month hospital stay.
Welcome home, Vicki!
Celia and Mark.
Perfect for them.
Julie loves her family.  And here's proof ...
 This card is to celebrate
Valentine's Day and their 34-year anniversary.
"Love was made for you and me"

Congratulations M and D!!!

And last, but not least,
another combination valentine/anniversary card.
Happy Day, Bart and Laura.

I so admire anybody that doesn't struggle with "boy" stuff.
Especially teenage boys!
I created little paper mache boxes
for one of the bus drivers to give to her children.
She filled them with candy - the best part!
I was able to find little "monster" stickers to put on the boy's boxes.
This way they weren't "too mushy or too girlie" ...

Two girls ride the bus so I was able to bust out the glitter on theirs.

And Rose, the monitor got one, too.

Here they are before getting their coats on.

And here they are all warmly dressed up for the party.

Happy "belated" Valentine's Day to all of you.
I hope your day was romantic, as it should be. 


  1. Oh, how beautiful. It is never too late to see such creativity. I know the joy these spread is far and wide.

  2. Lovely gifts to people who will enjoy them immensely! I know you enjoyed creating them.:)

  3. Lovely cards and boxes!AriadnefromGreece!

  4. Wow! Your cards and boxes are gorgeous!